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Delhi to soon become an entertainment hub

Delhi to soon become an entertainment hub

The Delhi government has collaborated with the Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA), an event promoter brand, to streamline the process of conducting events in the future.

Goa ministers caught in bikini war

Goa PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar said that he would complain to Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar about the carte blanche issued by his cabinet colleague Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar over the issue of wearing bikinis.

Mahesh Sharma says norms can be found to regulate airfares

After a flip-flop over new airport around the national capital, Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma appears to have two minds over capping or regulating airfares - one view was communicated in parliament and the other at an event here on Thursday.

Have to take all on board to achieve targets: Tourism Minister

Assuring the tourism industry of addressing all its issues in a positive manner, Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma on Tuesday said the target of achieving one per cent pie of the total global tourism market could be done only when all stakeholders are taken on board.

Chinese delegation meets Tourism Minister ahead of PM Modi's visit

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China, a high-level delegation from Guangxi Autonomous Region of China met Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma here on Wednesday to promote bilateral cooperation in tourism.

Centre to develop Buddha, Ramayan circuits: Tourism Minister

Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture (Independent Charge) Mahesh Sharma on Sunday said that like Krishna circuit, the Centre was developing Buddha and Ramayan cicuits also.

Promote lesser known monuments of Agra, Katheria urges Sharma

Union Minister and local MP Ram Shankar Katheria has urged Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma to take appropriate steps to publicise lesser known monuments of Agra region.

Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma reviews facilities at Taj

Tourism and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials in Agra were caught unawares when Union Minister of Tourism Dr Mahesh Sharma paid a surprise visit to the Taj Mahal on Tuesday to review facilities for tourists and the ticketing arrangements.

To boost tourism, Philippines mulling lifting visa requirement for Indians

With the aim to attract more tourists from India, the Philippines authorities are considering lifting visa requirements for Indians on an experimental basis for a year.

Tour de France to visit Andorra in 2016

Tour de France to visit Andorra in 2016

Organisers announced Thursday that the Tour de France will host a stage, and a rest day, in Andorra during the 2016 edition, which is due to start in Normandy.

Japanese woman rape: Tourism minister terms it 'national shame', dent on India's image

Union Minister of Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma on Sunday termed the alleged gang-rape and extortion case of a 23-year-old Japanese tourist in Bihar's Gaya district as a 'national shame'.

Snoop around music fests for drug deals: Goa minister tells media

Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar Tuesday promised free passes as well as authority to journalists to snoop around music festival venues for drug use, and said police were not able to tackle the drug mafia in the state.

E-visa system likely to be rolled out next week

The Government will roll out by next week the much-awaited electronic-visa system for tourists from select countries including US and Japan.

E-Visa may make Visa-on-arrival redundant: Tourism Minister

Union Tourism Ministry said that the visa-on-arrival facility, which is being mulled for large number of countries might become redundant once e-visa facility is introduced.

Russian-Ukraine conflict won't hit India tourism: Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik

The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine may not have much effect on tourists coming from those countries, union Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik said here Sunday.

Tourism minister wants to control pub culture

Pub culture will not be promoted and must be controlled because it often leads to "unwanted things", Union Minister of State for Tourism (independent charge) Shripad Naik said Saturday.

Goa tourism minister says no to offshore casinos

In what can spell further trouble for the offshore casino industry in Goa, Union Minister for Tourism (independent charge) Sripad Naik has said "he is against the offshore casinos".

Goa has wish list for `its own` union tourism minister

Struggling to stop Kerala, Sri Lanka and Thailand from weaning away tourists from Goa - one of India`s best known beach tourism destinations - the tourism industry here has readied a wish list for Shripad Naik, the new union tourism minister and a Goa MP.

Brazil steps up tourism offensive as Cup looms

A month away from hosting the World Cup, Brazil on Monday launched a new international tourism campaign designed to reach more than a billion people, insisting expected anti-Cup protests will not spoil the show.

Hope 2014 brings better tourist season in J&K: Mir

Asking people to contribute towards the promotion of tourism industry of the state for improving economic conditions, Tourism Minister GA Mir today hoped that year 2014 will have a better tourist season.